Julie Bennani, Microsoft
General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network (Worldwide Partner Group)
Years in channel: 16
Years in position: 5
Highlights of the past year: Bennani continued refinements to MPN, including tighter integration with the field and selling and marketing motions. Focused on effectively helping partners build organizational and individual capabilities and integrate cloud offerings effectively.
Goals: Bennani will focus on Microsoft's partner ecosystem's continued progress toward integrating cloud offerings as well as elevating and better connecting Microsoft's broad education and national plan initiatives into helping partners address any technical and sales talent gaps they have. Improving Microsoft's ease of doing business is also on her list of priorities.